Old 05-06-2013, 04:17 AM
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Dark sky rules !

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Jupiter only 11 from the Sun in full daylight

This evening 18:45 local dst (Wed 4:45 AEST) I saw with my Genesis Jupiter only 11 degrees from the Sun. The Sun was about 25 high. Really amazing with a 10cm scope thanks to the very transparent blue sky.
As this is more common in most parts of AU than in NL this can be a real challenge for you !
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Old 14-06-2013, 01:18 PM
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Very very gutsy attempt.

The price for failure could be blindness. Goto would reduce (but not eliminate) the risk. Using a camera might be a safer alternative - if there is a slip, you only lose a CCD.

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Old 03-09-2013, 09:13 PM
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I agree.

Don't try this at home.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:18 PM
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No way I'd be trying this!
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